Obamacare Draws Praise, Criticism In Appalachia
USA Today and The Louisville Courier-Journal examine how the Affordable Care Act has put down roots in Floyd County, Ky., in ways both surprising and expected. And Kaiser Health News notes there's still time to avoid next year's tax penalty for not having health insurance.
USA Today/Louisville Courier-Journal:
'Obamacare' Takes Root In Remote Appalachia To Mixed Reviews
Obamacare flooded into these remote Appalachian hills last year like the War on Poverty had a half-century earlier — another government program promising to save some of America's most vulnerable citizens. Since then, it has given many of the poor and sick a key to long-neglected health care. It's also brought skepticism and fear, and some business owners argue it's stunting their growth in a region that can't afford another economic blow. (Ungar and Kenning, 4/17)
Kaiser Health News:
There May Still Be Time To Save On Health Law’s Tax Penalties
Even though the April 15 tax filing deadline has passed, you might be eligible for some health law-related changes that may save you money down the road. (Andrews, 4/17)